arnica (arnica montana) - topical (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Skin redness or irritation may occur. Irritation inside the mouth may occur when arnica is used as a mouthwash. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using arnica, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to plants in the Asteraceae/daisy family such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and daisies; or if you have any other allergies.Arnica is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of possible risk to the nursing infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: If you are using this medication under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: other skin medications, aspirin, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin, heparins including dalteparin, enoxaparin), antiplatelet drugs (e.g., clopidogrel, ticlopidine).If your doctor has prescribed low doses of aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue to take the aspirin. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (such as aspirin). Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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